Even In ‘Context’ Donald Trump Is A Fucking Racist — Here’s Why!

“They’re rapists.” “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” “But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”

Now in his latest racist comment, Donald Trump referred on Wednesday to people trying to cross the border into the U.S. as “not people” but “animals” (above).

To be fair to the POTUS, he was responding to a question about MS-13. So in that context he might have just been referring to immigrant gang members. That’s certainly what his supporters are arguing.

But since conservatives want to talk about context, let’s put that in the bigger context of the picture Trump has been painting of immigrants as a whole.

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Under his rule, ICE has been separating families, deporting members of our armed services, and even setting up detention centers that look suspiciously like internment camps.

His rhetoric only ever refers to immigrants in the same breath as criminals and terrorists — a big part of his platform is engendering fear of The Other. And dehumanization is a big part of that.

So in Trumpspeak, ANIMALS = CRIMINALS = IMMIGRANTS. That’s the message. That has always been the message.

And we weren’t the only ones who heard it loud and clear. Ch-ch-check out some of the strongest responses to his comments (below):